For Immediate Release:
Contact: Kelly Broadway, 202-808-8853
Telehealth Extension Bill a Good Start, But Should be Permanent
Washington, D.C. – The Health Innovation Alliance (HIA) issued the following statement on today’s passage of the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“The Health Innovation Alliance (HIA) applauds lawmakers for embracing the nation’s desire to access care virtually and moving one step closer to making telehealth permanently available to Medicare beneficiaries regardless of their location.
We believe the bill is a good start for Medicare, but more must be done. The two-year extension of telehealth benefits the bill provides for patients is not enough. HIA strongly encourages lawmakers to take the final step to make these provisions permanent. Only by doing this will Congress create certainty that doctors, hospitals, and patients who invest their time and effort into telehealth will continue to be able to access virtual care into the future.”